Great Lakes Shipwrecks & SurvivalsBook - 1977
Included in this striking catalog of catastrophes and Flying Dutchmen are the magnificent excursion liner Eastland, which capsized at her peir in the Chicago River, drowning 835 people within clutching distance of busy downtown streets; the shipwrecked steel freighter Mataafa, which dumped its crew into freezing waters while the snowbound town of Duluth looked on; the dark Sunday in November 1913 when Lake Huron swallowed eight long ships without a man surviving to tell the tale; and the bitter November of 1958 when the Bradley went down in Lake Michigan during one of the greatest killer storms on the freshwater seas. An entire section is dedicated to the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - the most famous maritime loss in modern times - in Lake Superior in 1975.
Publisher: Grand Rapids : Eerdmans, 1977.
Edition: 3d ed.
Characteristics: 384 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.